My Ever Growing Fabric Stash

I know I shouldn’t buy any fabric but who can resist a sale. I bought some fabric to make a quilt for my mom. I found the blue I was looking for but can’t find 3 yards of a cream blender that is in my price range. I also got a few 1/4 yard and 1/2 yard cuts for dirt cheap.

The first 3 prints are 1930’s. Which I can justify buying I am making a churn dash top with 30’s. The butterfly and cat material I have a weakness for.

I am collecting blues for the BOM I am in and for another star quilt I am working on. I also am trying to build up on browns and tans for another quilt I have in mind.

I got these two lovely blocks today in the mail from a swap partner. Aren’t they adorable. I love them. Thanks Linda B.

I got these lovely scrappy blocks from my swap partner Dee A  in Arizona.

Sunflowers and Fortunes

The two really have nothing to do with each other. I went to the farmers market Saturday morning and someone was selling sunflowers for 50 cents a piece. Well I just couldn’t leave with out some. I just love them so I thought I would share a couple pictures.

Tim and I met for lunch at a Chinese buffet. Here is our fortunes. Tim said his was because he uses Open Office instead of Microsoft. His is the bottom one.

On the other side of mine was how to say October in Chinese. Which is my birthday month.

Deibert Park

Friday I took Joshua, Andrew, and their cousin Emily to the park. It was such a beautiful day. The wind was blowing and it wasn’t too hot. They got to play on the play ground.  We walked down to the pond to feed the fish and we found some geese. It was a beautiful sight to see. We don’t normally have ducks or geese at this park. We feed them some bread and crackers that I didn’t have the heart to waste. We had a great time.

This morning after I took Joshua to school, Andrew and I went to the same park for a walk. The big loop around the park is a mile and a quarter. It was such a wonderful morning. It was still cool. It isn’t often that I really take the time to appreciate my surroundings. It is hard with three boys and two who like to argue a lot. The birds were chirping. It was just one of those moments when you just want to pinch yourself. I had a “I am so grateful to be alive” thought. Thank you God.

A Baby Doll Named Hope

First I just have to say that this is my 174th post, so it won’t be much longer until I have my 200th post give away. Hum what shall I give. Gotta think of some thing good.

I have been playing around with making different patterns for a baby doll. Here is what I have come up with so far. I have named her Hope. As in hoping for a better tomorrow for all our babies. She measures roughly 9 1/2 inches tall and the bottom measures about 6 inches wide. The print I used for this one is a cat print. The cats have wings.

Let me know what you think. I think that depending on what color the fabric is will determine the color of her hair. I left the yarn in a loop so that it wouldn’t unravel. Of course if it unravels it might look more like curly hair. Just some things to think about.